Conditions We Treat

Our physicians are experts in disorders and diseases of the digestive tract – including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas – and regularly treat diverse conditions.

Please click on a Condition below to learn more.

  • Abdominal pain is typically described as pain and discomfort that occurs in the abdomen.

  • Achalasia occurs when the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach, becomes enlarged and the ring-shaped muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, the...

  • Anal fissures are caused by a small tear in the thin lining of the lower rectum, the anus, which causes pain during bowel movements and even some bleeding.

  • Barrett's Esophagus (also known as BE) is a complication of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (also known as GERD).

  • Biliary diseases affect the bile ducts and gallbladder. Bile drains from the liver through a number of bile ducts into the small intestine, and then back to the bile ducts and...

  • As the body breaks down food into energy, it produces gas in the stomach and intestines.

  • Celiac disease, also known as Celic Sprue and Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy, is a digestive and autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the lining of the small intestine when...

  • There are a number of causes for chest pain that are not related to the heart.

  • Generally, chronic constipation refers to a stool frequency of less than three per week that lasts several months.

  • Chronic diarrhea consists of loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual, typically for four weeks or more.

  • CFAP is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that causes constant abdominal pain without an identifiable cause. Though similar to IBS, it is not associated with changes in...

  • Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

  • Colon polyps (also known as rectal polyps) are small growths on the inner lining of the large intestine typically discovered during a colonoscopy.

  • Dietary intolerance occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain foods.

  • Diverticular disease consists of three conditions that involve the development of small sacs or pockets in the wall of the colon.

  • Esophageal Dysmotility is a condition in which the muscles of the digestive system become impaired, causing food to move abnormally through the stomach and intestines, which...

  • Dysphagia is known as difficulty swallowing food, liquids or saliva.

  • The food you swallow travels down the esophagus into your stomach.

  • Esophageal diseases are any diseases that affect the esophagus, including achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD) and more. 

  • FAP is a premalignant disease. This means that a person with FAP, if left untreated, will likely develop cancer. FAP is an inherited condition that primarily affects the large...

  • Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. It's a common problem, especially among older adults. Although it can affect anyone, it is more common in women...

  • The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver that stores bile produced in the liver.

    • Biliary Dyskinesia is a motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of Oddi.

    • Gallstones are little pebble-like substances that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver that helps with digestion.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, GERD Symptoms, Acid Reflux, Denver, Esophagus, Stomach, Heartburn, Acid Indigestion, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Colorado, Digestive...

  • Gastrointestinal oncology is the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, or cancers of the digestive system. The digestive system includes the esophagus, gallbladder, liver,...

  • Gastroparesis a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food normally.

  • Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal.

  • Infectious diseases of the GI tract can be caused by a number of bacteria including Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Giardia, E. coli, C. difficile, and H.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases are disorders in which the intestines become inflamed. The likeliest cause is an immune reaction the body has against its own intestinal tissue.

    • Crohn’s Disease typically affects the small intestine, colon, or both. However, Crohn’s Disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus....

    • A form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large ...

  • IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine, or colon. Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation...

  • Liver disease is a broad term that covers all the potential problems that can cause the liver to fail to perform its designated functions, which can result in significant...

    • Fatty Liver Disease occurs when fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.

    • There are three main types of alcohol-related liver disease:

      • Alcoholic Cirrhosis occurs when hard scar tissue replaces soft healthy tissue in the liver.

      • Alcoholic Hepatitis causes the liver to swell and become damaged. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever and jaundice.

      • Fatty Liver Disease, the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease, is the build up of extra fat in liver cells.

    • Autoimmune diseases in the Liver occur when the liver’s tissues are attacked by the body's immune system.

    • Autoimmune Hepatitis is inflammation in the liver caused when the body's immune system attacks liver tissue.

    • Cirrhosis occurs when healthy liver tissue is slowly replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly.

    • ESLD is an irreversible condition that leads to complete failure of the liver.

    • Hemochromatosis happens when too much iron builds up in the body, causing damage to the liver and heart. This can later lead to other diseases, including Diabetes and Arthritis...

    • Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver. Drugs, alcohol use, or certain medical conditions are some of the known causes.

    • There are two main causes of Liver Cancer. Primary Liver Cancer occurs in the liver through tumors.

    • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis is a disease in which the bile ducts in your liver are slowly destroyed.

    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis is a disease of the bile ducts in your liver.

  • Microscopic Colitis is an inflammation of the large intestine (colon) causing persistent watery, diarrhea. There are two types of Microscopic Colitis.

  • Nausea is an uneasy, sometimes painful feeling in the stomach that is often accompanied by vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible emptying of stomach contents through the mouth.....

    • When the ducts in the pancreas become blocked, this can lead to the development of a fluid-filled sac called a pancreatic pseudocyst.

  • Pancreatic disorders can run the gamut from acute pancreatitis to pancreatic cancer.

    • Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, which is responsible for producing the hormones insulin and glucagon. Usually the digestive enzymes stay in one part of the...

    • Like other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is caused by cells in the pancreas that grow, divide and spread uncontrollably, forming a malignant tumor.

  • Short bowel syndrome is the physical loss or loss of function of part of the small and/or large intestine.

  • Small bowel bacterial growth is a condition in which unusually large numbers of bacteria grow in the small intestine.

  • Unexplained or unintentional weight loss that is significant or persistent can be a symptom of another medical disorder.